The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria has called on the federal government to intervene in the regulation of prices of baking materials in the country.
The group, in a statement jointly signed by the national president Alhaji Mansur Umar, and national secretary Hon. Jude Okafor, said "We have consistently made an effort after our last national executive council meeting (NEC) to ameliorate the situation of cost of production and baking materials in the markets.
“I must commend our members who diligently complied with the withdrawal of service actions and also admonish the few non-compliant ones to desist from the association activities as it will collectively hamper our working progress."
While addressing journalists at the national executive council meeting by the association, Umar said that bread has become a major staple food for most Nigerian households, irrespective of social standing and any hindrance towards its production could affect the country’s economy adversely.
“The group lamented that there is no way we can produce a NAFDAC quality standard product and still be selling at the old price in the markets.
“We haven’t relented in advancing the causes of our industry through various government and private sector engagements.
“We are in a new dawn of a new government and have since written several letters to the new government highlighting our challenges and proffering solutions.”